0:15 Who are you and what relationship do you have with the “Red Ibérica de Ecoaldeas” (“RIE”), or in English, the Iberian Ecovillage Network?
0:56 When, why, and where did the Red Ibérica start?
2:54 What rights and responsibilities does an ecovillage acquire when it becomes part of this network?
6:18 The network is linked to the Global Ecovillage Network in Europe. What exactly does this initiative consist of? Is it exactly what you’re telling me about or does it differ in some way?
9:22 Keeping in mind all of your years of experience, why do you think that it’s important to link the communities of the ecovillages to such a wide international network?
14:36 Is there a legal entity that encompasses the reality of ecovillages as well as this network?
17:22 The RIE is day by day a wide network of diverse communities. How is an organism of this type governed collectively? What difficulties have you found?
25:15 Can you explain what an ecovillage is?
28:07 Keeping inequality in mind, which is an inherent factor of the colonial, patriarchal, classist, and ageist capitalist system, how do you live together given the diverse inequalities within this community?
30:12 What are the challenges that a person that decides to live in an eco-village faces?
33:55 What demographic characteristics do ecovillages have?
36:46 Does the concept of an urban ecovillage exist?
38:29 How is the property issue encountered in the context of the ecovillage?
39:52 Do you know the estimated number of ecovillages within the RIE?
42:03 Thinking about autonomous communities, is there a difference between the support that the ecovillages receive?
43:57 What should someone that wants to go live in an ecovillage do?
47:21 Do the ecovillages have their own medical and educational services or do they depend on public services from the state?
49:51 Thinking of the people enrolled in the ecovillage school, what is their transition to an educational system outside of the ecovillage like?
51:25 You have mentioned that the ecovillage seeks to be self-sufficient and have energetic sovereignty, could you explain what this means?
54:03 Are the ecovillages part of the social and solidarity economy network?
55:12 Do you all have social currency?
57:24 How would you describe the relationship between the RIE and institutions?
1:01:23 The RIE is a political project, without a doubt, but what kind of politics are we talking about?
1:05:46 What do you think of the environment of ecovillages in the 15M movement?
1:08:16 What does growing in the context of an ecovillage mean?
1:08:48 Thinking of all the conditions of adversity described as well as the climate of political disaffection that seems to exist, what keeps the engine of your hope alive?
Ecovillages represent human settlements designed through participatory processes in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of both the community that lives there and the environment where they are integrated. Communities take into consideration four important dimensions in its design: economic, social, ecological and a worldview. The Iberian Network of eco-villages is a rich network of practical proposals to achieve a sustainable, equitable, fair and full life.